24. Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia

  1. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM3,4,5,
  2. Korin B. Hudson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP6,7,
  3. Robin Naples MD, FACEP8,
  4. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP9,
  5. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP10,
  6. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP11,12,13 and
  7. Robert C. Reiser MD, FACEP9
  1. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP1,9 and
  2. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM2,3,4,5

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch24

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

How to Cite

Sudhir, A. and Brady, W. J. (2012) Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia, in The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care (eds W. J. Brady, K. B. Hudson, R. Naples, A. Sudhir, S. H. Mitchell, J. D. Ferguson and R. C. Reiser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  5. 7

    Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  6. 8

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  7. 9

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 10

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

  9. 11

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 12

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  11. 13

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 2

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  5. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  6. 9

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

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Keywords:

  • wide complex tachycardia;
  • ECG differential diagnosis;
  • VT and widened QRS complex;
  • polymorphic VT;
  • SVT with aberrancy;
  • SVT and supraventricular rhythm;
  • fusion beats;
  • WPW-related atrial fibrillation;
  • WPW and ventricular preexcitation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ventricular tachycardia

  • Ventricular tachycardia versus supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant conduction